09 Jun, 2016
Want to get better this summer?
Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse National Program Director, Brian Lalley, discusses, daily routines.
San Rafael, CA - What common trait do those at the top of their craft possess? For Brian Lalley, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse National Program Director, "Confidence and ability were the first two that came to my mind. Great athletes put little thought to mistakes and know they possess the skill-set to perform at a very high level."
He goes on to say that, "Part of ability you’re born with and the rest is developed. It will take thousands of reps to improve one element of your lacrosse game. Building daily routines to maximize repetitions and build your coordination and ability in a number of skills is critical to becoming a top-level player."
Here are a few excercises that can help give you a leg up on the competition.
"Any exercise to build hand-eye coordination is valuable to improving stick work. Juggling is something you do on the couch while relaxing or walking around the house."
"Most coaches will tell you the most important things to improve as a lacrosse player are stick-work and footwork. Jump rope gives you a lot of repetitions of quickly firing off the balls of your feet."
"Like jump-rope, foot ladder drills really work on foot speed and balance. There are many different drills that focus on various elements of running, turning hips, driving knees, etc."
"Wrist strength and explosiveness is important to every position in lacrosse. For example, a shooter with good wrist strength and explosiveness can appear as though he is shooting high and use the strength in his wrists to snap it low."
For more great tips like this join us this summer at one of our Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps. Our goal at Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps is to provide the leadership necessary to help build this confidence and to help each camper reach their full potential. We want everyone that spends a week with us to leave camp knowing they can achieve anything!
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